Grand Central Market is the heartbeat of Downtown LA.
In support and celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Grand Central Market hosts two movie screening events in the historic Million Dollar Theater, located next door.
All Downtown has to do is purchase a meal at any of the 11 Asian vendors inside the market and show the receipt to the person behind the GCM info desk.
Receipt acknowledgement will swap for two tickets to one of two Asian-produced, directed, and acted films starting with The Farewell on Fri, May 20, followed by Parasite on Fri, May 27.
“We are giving free tickets to guests who dine at any of our seven GCM Asian food vendors throughout May. The movie nights will include curated drinks and concessions by some authentic, Asian-owned brands to bring a full AAPI experience to DTLA.” Said Ryan Piechowski, Marketing Rep for GCM.
GCM is the heart of Downtown
For one-hundred years, many visitors have flowed through GCM chambers receiving the vital nutrients they need to produce naturally occurring fond memories. Some visitors come from around the world to get a taste of the experience, while others have been coming to the market since they can remember.
With dates, luncheons, events, artisan market, produce and incredible food and beverage variety, GCM is the Disneyland of food halls – The happiest place Downtown and dear to our hearts for so many reasons.
They’ve even set a special place aside for the Downtown Weekly news rack for half a decade, establishing their commitment to community and making our indie journalism hearts go pitter-pat.
Yet, our heartbeats stopped last weekend when our city heard the news of a tragic killing just outside of our beloved marketplace.
For diners on May 14, hearts raced faster than their feet could carry them as they rushed to escape the danger that most thought were initially firecrackers until reality and panic set in.
DT Weekly stopped by to check on our friends at GCM.
Grand Central Market marketing rep Ryan Piechowski seemed tattered by mainstream media but took the time to meet with us briefly to express the market’s condolences.
Ryan confirmed that although what occurred outside of GCM Saturday afternoon, May 14, was an isolated incident, GCM was vowing to step up security and working with the proper authorities to assess the situation further.
Looking around, it seemed like business as usual at GCM in the days after the commotion.
Thanks to AAPI Heritage Month Movie Night, Downtown has a “Million” more reasons to visit Grand Central Market.